Warning Relicing new pine body and a neck as well as all other parts Ok I warned ya ! If you do Not like or just cant understand WHY someone would Destroy a perfectly good guitar or its parts its Ok I get that!!! So here we go. 1st some inspiration the RatRod. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=ratrod&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 http://resources.coker.com/wallpapers/rat-rod-1280.jpg more inspiration ? primer nationals http://www.primernationals.com/primer/gallery.html http://www.donshotrodpage.net/PrimerNats/pages/XP9010038_JPG.htm I love the Refinish ones here the best. http://tele.protozoic.com The Holy Grail http://www.telecasterplanet.com THE BOOK IS even better! Disclaimer any thing I learned about the Telecaster or the history of said guitar I got all that info Here at the Telecaster Guitar Forum. Big thank you to All who post here! ! ! Oh and I found this site from this one. . . The Squier 51 Modders Forum http://www.instituteofnoise.com/Squier51/forum/active.asp Warning Relicing ok ok I said that. We are joining the relic all ready in progress I lost the first set of photos in the hard drive crash of 08. To bring you up to speed I got the body from Tiapan Tone along with the bridge, control plate, TAIPAN TONE String Ferrel Block and neck plate. Vince also sold me Budz Guitars TripleThreat Bridge Saddles and Budz Guitars Tele Bridge Pickup. nice one stop shop. http://taipantone.com/pages/about.html http://budzguitars.homestead.com Does this all sound familiar it should. After this post who would not want all this stuff? http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecast...-taipan-half-bridge-sustain-block-plates.html Lets face it there are way too many beautiful taipan-model pine guitars out there, if not now soon. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/95003-taipan-pinemart-taipan-model-3.html I am going beyond the "heavy relic" to that just washed up on shore look. 1st thing I do with pine is seal it with shellac. I plan to relic it from the git go so I sprayed light thin coats of copper then bronze let it dry for a few days and sand it down with 360 grit letting some of the copper come through the bronze. Now I moved to Sea Foam green thin coat and back to bronze. Sand and repeat the last step. Broke the old rule I realize I never put the guitar together time to back track. Thats where we are in the photo hay it works. Moving on to the glitter top coat. Spraying a color test on an old parts box copper 1st than the krylon glitter Glistening Gold httpww.dickblick.com/products/krylon-glitter-spray-paint/ Looks like the copper is too red for my taste so I will spray the krylon glitter right over the guitar top as is. krylon glitter. Can you see the sea foam green? showing through the bronze above the box? Masking off the sides and back I only want the glitter on the top Let that cure and move on to the metal parts and what not.